Lighthouse Bletchley South Roles


Provide administrative support and assistance during Lighthouse week in the site office. Minimum age 18.

  • Duties include preparation of registers from the tickets presented at registration.
  • Checking from this that all children present are with the right groups and instigating corrective action if any anomalies arise.
  • Manning the site office phone, acting as a communication hub.
  • Any ad hoc admin tasks as needed.
Duties include preparation of registers from the tickets presented at registration. Checking from this that all children present are with the right groups and instigating corrective action if any anomalies arise. Manning the site office phone, acting as a communication hub. Any ad hoc admin tasks as needed.



Overall responsibility for administration during Lighthouse week. Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe.

  • Work with Lighthouse Central to ensure all necessary administration for the Lighthouse is either carried out before Lighthouse commences or facilities to handle it are on site.
  • Work with Lighthouse Central to understand computer systems and ensure all team members likely to use it are also trained.
  • Help establish site offices and ensure sufficient supplies for spares etc.
  • Duties include fielding phone calls/emails and channeling to appropriate person to deal with.
  • Processing late applications from leaders and children if agreed by Trustees.
  • Issuing regular communication updates to Trustees and others.
  • Will need to be alert to potential illness or pastoral difficulties.




Co-ordinate teaching programme and activities for one year-group working alongside Age Group Teachers . Minimum age 16. 
Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe and Burnham.

  • Establish a team of LHK and LL’s
  • Lead and support Lighthouse Keepers and Lamplighters in this year-group.  
  • Attend pre-Lighthouse training sessions.  
  • Be familiar with the programme and teaching material before the event starts. 
  • Responsible for any discipline issues, both children and Lamplighters.
  • 10+ leaders responsible for leading /facilitating spiritual/activity workshops as per the timetable.

Lighthouse Administration will provide AGLs with:

  • A database report of the special needs of children in their groups, including any medications needed during the day. 
  • A list of children expected, and who have registered on each day
  • Blank registers for Lighthouses to use.
  • Allocation sheets to assist in the allocation of children to Lighthouses on Monday
  • Responsible for recording incidents




Supervise the car parks each day from 8.30 - 10.45 am & 3.30 - 4.00 pm

  • Requires you to be in place at the times stated and to direct adults dropping/collecting their children to parking spaces.
  • Florescent jackets will be provided .
  • Offering a site plan in case new parents need directions to the Registration tent.
  • Considerate driving and care for our neighbours makes a good impression over a level of traffic that must be a nuisance for them.




Chairman of the Trustees responsible for the management of local Lighthouse.

  • Provide leadership, support and organization to the Trustees.
  • Ensuring that the core values and principles of Lighthouse are adhered to.,
  • Responsibilities as for Trustees but with the additional responsibility of chairing Trustees meetings.
  • ideally the Chairman should not hold any other Lighthouse roles.
  • Facilitates effective ecumenical relations and communications.
  • Registered with Charity Commission and undertake to act with all legal responsibilities associated with this role.




To ensure the site is kept in a clean and hygienic state.

  • Clean the leaders’ and children’s toilets and vacuum the main marquee at the end of each day, commencing any time after 4pm for 1-2 hours.
  • Ensure toilets are well stocked with toilet paper, soap and paper towels, and bins are emptied.




Implementing planned craft activity for each day suitable for each year group in line with the week’s theme early in the year. Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe.

  • Collect craft materials needed to support the activities for the expected numbers of children .
  • Agree and communicate collection points for these materials.  
  • Organise and prepare additional materials and equipment for use on site.  
  • Recruit, lead and train team of craft volunteers with the activities before Lighthouse starts.  
  • Oversee the daily sessions. 
  • Co-ordinate and lead craft team.




Assist with craft programme consisting of one session each day for each year-group.  Minimum age 14.

  • Each year group takes part in a craft session each day.  
  • Includes setting up the tables, clearing and re-setting up between groups and then final clear up once the last has been through. 
  • During the sessions ,helpers will be assigned to a table to oversee, encourage and assist the children.  Lighthouse keepers and Lamplighters will also be in attendance.








Under the supervision of the Creche Co-ordinator the team entertain and see to the welfare of the pre-school children of Lighthouse volunteers. The age range is 0 - 4 years.





Prior to Lighthouse, check leader DBS forms and identity documents.in line with current DBS requirements.

  • Requires training and signature to confirm checking will be done in line with DBS. 




Assist with drama/performing arts programme consisting of one session each day for each year-group.  Minimum age 14.

  • Under guidance of the Drama Co-ordinator, help lead a drama session each day for  each year-group.  Although the activities may be repeated for each age group, some adaptation will be needed to suit different age groups.  
  • Includes any setting up, clearing away and gathering of props as needed. 
  • This role may require additional responsibilities including helping  with helpers children during the morning meeting and assisting with children’s departure at the end of the day.




Implement the drama/peforming arts programme. Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe.

  • Lead performing arts team and oversee the daily sessions. The children will come in their year groups so the activity may need to be tailored to their age.  
  • Acquire supporting props for the expected numbers of children.  
  • Recruit and lead team of volunteers including familiarisation with the activities before Lighthouse starts.
  • This role may require additional responsibilities helping with helpers children during the morning meeting and assisting with children’s departure at the end of the day.
  • Co-ordinate and lead the drama/performing arts team.




Co-ordinates first aid facilities for helpers and children.

  • Either book an external agency (e.g. Red Cross or St John’s Ambulance) ahead of time or gather a team of qualified first aiders.
  • Check the qualifications of own first aiders for currency.
  • Ensure an adequate facility is established on site and that everyone knows where it is.
  • Ensure sufficient first aiders and resources are available at all times.
  • Ensure first aiders have appropriate access to any details of relevant medicals needs of children.
  • Ensure availability of transport should a child need to be taken to hospital.
  • Work with Registration Co-ordinator to ensure a robust system for handling any medications needed by children during the day.
  • Liaise with site office to organise collection of sick/injured children.




Supervise children of parents who are Lighthouse helpers from before and during the morning leaders meeting each day.

  • Duties will include registering children, accompanying them to the toilet, helping and engaging with them during their activities and delivering them to their groups.




Co-ordinate a programme of activities and supervision for before and during the morning leaders meeting. Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe.

  • Plan and resource daily activities for children each morning while parents attend morning leaders meeting.  
  • Co-ordinate team of helpers to ensure children are registered correctly, supervised adequately and then taken to their groups between for the start of Lighthouse.




Member of team serving refreshments in helpers refreshments/comfort zone.

  • Serve hot/cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.
  • Discreet overseeing of younger helpers while on their breaks e.g., encouraging them to return to their groups after their allotted break time.
  • Can be part-time.




Co-ordinate and rota the team serving refreshments in helpers refreshments/comfort zone.

  • Serve hot/cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.
  • Discreet overseeing of younger helpers while on their breaks e.g., encouraging them to return to their groups after their allotted break time.
  • Can be part-time.




  • Assist Lighthouse Keepers in looking after a group of children throughout the week.
  • Doesn’t have to be a practising Christian.

Each Lighthouse (a group of between 10-15 children of the same age) is run by a Lighthouse Keeper (LHK) with one, or more, younger helpers called Lamplighters (LL). Lamplighters are at the heart of Lighthouse. 

Your job is to care for the children in your Lighthouse throughout the week. This entails:

  • Meeting them at Registration and taking them to their groups
  • Going with them to the various activities
  • Helping and joining in with the various activities
  • Helping them to enjoy themselves, and being attentive to their welfare
  • Eating with the children at lunch
  • Providing drinks as necessary
  • Taking them to the toilet, where necessary




Oversee a ‘Lighthouse’ of 10-15 children throughout the week. 
Minimum Age 16 at Lighthouse High Wycombe and Burnham

  • Lead one Lighthouse session each day.  
  • Support and manage Lamplighters (assistant leaders) in your Lighthouse group.
  • Your job is to care for the children in your Lighthouse throughout the week.
  • Completion and regular reference to the attendance register.
  • Counting them (before and after moving from place to place).
  • Going with them to the various activities.
  • Helping and joining in with the various activities.
  • Helping them to enjoy themselves, and being attentive to their welfare.
  • Eating with the children at lunch.
  • Providing drinks as necessary.
  • Liaise with parents as necessary.




  • Co-ordinates band. 
    Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe and Burnham. 

    • Leads band which delivers worship for Helpers Briefing, main stage, Little Lighthouse and 4’s each day and for the Dedication service. 
    • The Musical Co-ordinator should coordinate with the Lighthouse Trustees relating to the Team Worship sessions.
    • The Musical Co-ordinator coordinates requirements with the  Main Stage and Site Team including (i) Appropriate Staging for Bands (ii) OHPs, Screens and blackout material so that lyrics can be projected.
    • The Techie team should be consulted to ensure appropriate electrical supplies and amplification are available.




Are on site during the Lighthouse week, prayer walk the site and are available for personal prayer with volunteers in a visible and central location



Gather prayer requests to share via email and at prayer meetings.

  • This role starts close to the beginning of the Lighthouse year and involves being the point to which all prayer requests are directed;
  • collating these and if necessary editing for duplication/confidentiality and forwarding to Lighthouse local admin for circulation on a monthly basis and to the organiser of the monthly prayer meetings.  
  • Responsible for facilitating the Prayer Space on site during Lighthouse week, liaising with the Pastoral Team.




Responsible for the Lighthouse shop, café, parents welcome zone, helpers refreshments and quiet area.

Co-ordinate the team of shop helpers so that there is someone around the area throughout the day.

  • Procure stock.
  • Mark up goods
  • Ensure that stock, float and takings are stored in a secure location overnight , probably with the Lighthouse Treasurer.

Co-ordinate the Parent Welcome Team which aims to make adults bringing/collecting children feel welcome.

  • Works with team to ensure there are enough helpers and supplies available to serve hot/cold drinks and light refreshments to parents as they drop off and collect their children between 9.45 - 11.15am and 3.00 – 4.00 pm each day.
  • Model and encourage friendly interaction and Christian witness to the parents.
  • Ensure area is kept clean and tidy.

Co-ordinate the helpers’ comfort zone which serves tea, coffee and squash throughout the day.

  • Co-ordinate team of helpers to ensure sufficient people available to serve the refreshments.
  • Ensure the area is well supplied with refreshments.
  • Duties also include clearing up and some discreet supervision of younger leaders.

Co-ordinate the supervision of children in the quiet area - a place set aside for children who need some space and peace.

  • Plan and resource a range of quiet activities for children who are finding the need for some peace and quiet. Activities may be for single children or for small groups.
  • The team of helpers will need to be coordinated to ensure there are sufficient helpers available to accompany children to the toilet and back to their groups when ready. 
  • Will need to be alert to potential illness or pastoral difficulties.




Help with the supervision of children with identified special needs.

  • As far as possible, special needs children will be integrated into the main programme within an age group most appropriate to their needs. You will be allocated to help a child 1:1 through discussion with the Special Needs co-ordinator. 
  • During morning registration you will support this child to access a circle time in 'The Space' (quiet area away from the main sessions). 
  • Throughout the rest of the day you will accompany the same child to their main group activities.  
  • Duties will include accompanying them to the toilet and helping with lunch/drinks as appropriate.
  • Please read the information found in the Lighthouse Special Needs Handbook in order to find out more about looking after Special Needs Children at Lighthouse.
  • You will also need to provide clear instructions, and timetables, to inform the helpers who have special needs what is expected of them at Lighthouse. 
  • During Lighthouse week you can be a 'link-person' for a helper who has special needs or you can volunteer in another role.
  • Please read the guidelines for the Co-ordinator of helpers with special needs for more detailed information about the role, and examples of timetables, and role descriptions, for the helpers who have special needs.




Assist with games programme consisting of one session each day for each year-group. Minimum age 14.

  • Support Sports Team co-ordinator in running sports/games programme for each age group each day.
  • Duties include participating in sports, modelling good sporting behaviour and careful actions, leading games, setting games up, re-setting between age groups and clearing up at the end of the day.  
  • May also involve accompanying children to the toilet, so need to be aware of the protocol for doing this. 
  • This role may require additional responsibilities including helping  with helpers children during the morning meeting and assisting with children’s departure at the end of the day.




Plans and leads sports/games programmes for one session a day with each year group, age appropriate. Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe

  • Co-ordinate collection of any necessary equipment. Help recruit sports/games team and then lead them in the activities for each day.  
  • This role may require additional responsibilities including helping  with helpers children during the morning meeting and assisting with children’s departure at the end of the day.
  • Co-ordinate and lead the Sports Team.




  • Help prepare and deliver two daily main stage events for all year groups together and others as required.
  • Liaise with the band and techies.

Must have an aptitude for stage performance.

Minimum age 14 at Lighthouse Burnham





  • Leader of the team that prepares and delivers the main stage sessions. 
    Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe and Burnham.

    • Work with teaching co-ordinator, techies and stage team to prepare and deliver two main stage sessions each day for all age groups together.
    • Arrange for necessary props and effects to be available.
    • Liaise with band and Little Lighthouse

    Must have an aptitude for stage performance.





Co-ordinate the audio visual equipment requirements and team. 
Minimum Age 18 at Lighthouse High Wycombe and Burnham. 

  • Work with main stage team and musicians to determine what the requirements are and work to achieve these.  
  • Co-ordinate the team to ensure sufficient people are available to operate equipment during all main stage sessions and Sunday dedication service.
  • Setting up and sound checks on the Saturday and Sunday prior to Lighthouse. 
  • Strike down late Friday/Saturday after Lighthouse ends.  
  • Previous experience required.




  • Overall responsibility of local Lighthouse as a team.
  • Registered with Charity Commission and undertake to act with all legal responsibilities associated with this role.  
  • Meet monthly, from October, with the other Trustees to plan action needed. 
  • Undertake one or more area of responsibility and oversee these areas to ensure all ready in time.
  • Responsible for financial oversight.
  • Responsible for Child Protection.

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